Entries Tagged as 'Living Room'

Before & After Bungalow Renovation

July 19th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Living Room.  1930s-1940s bungalow.  2 bedrooms, 1 bath.  Was purchased in poor condition as a short sale for $39,900.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Living Room.  The wall to the kitchen was removed.  Once the house was renovated, it sold for $97,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Living Room.  Here’s what buyers see when they enter the house.  Buyers love open spaces and being able to see long distances.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen dining area bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen dining area bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen dining area bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Bathroom.  The size of the bathroom was doubled.  Not sure where they found the extra space.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Bedroom One.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Bedroom One.  Because the walls are brick, it was difficult to add electric wiring through the walls.  They had to add electric conduit along the back wall.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Bedroom Two.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Bedroom Two.  New windows.  But no electric outlets on two walls.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front exterior curb appeal bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front exterior curb appeal bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Back of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture back yard bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Back Yard.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture back yard bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Roof.  This home had gas heat and evaporative cooling before.  Regular air conditioning and a new roof were added during the renovation.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture roof rusty damaged evaporative cooler bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Basement.  Sorry, no after photo available.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture basement bungalow Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

[Read more →]

Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After · Basement

Contain Yourself

July 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The gorgeous green carpet.  The luxurious green couch.  The comfortable green chair.  The coziness of the room.  Contain yourself, buyers!  [Hot Springs, Arkansas]

ugly old outdated green carpet beat-up sofa couch cluttered living room Hot Springs Arkansas home house for sale real estate photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Carpet · Living Room · Ugly Décor · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Family Photos · Other US Cities · Grandma's House

Renovation Before & After Photos

July 12th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The investor bought this home for $70,500.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Kitchen.  The remodeled house then sold for $124,900.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Kitchen.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Living Room.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project living room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Living Room.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project living room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Bathroom.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project bathroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Bathroom.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project bathroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Bedroom 1.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Bedroom 1.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Bedroom 2.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Bedroom 2.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Bedroom 3.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Bedroom 3.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Front of House.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project front yard curb appeal Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Front of House.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project front yard curb appeal Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Front of House.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project front yard curb appeal Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Front of House.  Nothing elaborate or fancy about this renovation, but it boosted the sales price over $50,000.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project front yard curb appeal Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

Before Back of House.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project back yard patio siding Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

[Read more →]

Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After

For Your Consideration

July 8th, 2014 · 2 Comments

It’s a short sale.  And the seller is sitting right there, watching TV.  Is there anything he could remove from this room to make it look more enticing to buyers?

man person sitting down legs feet while living room is cluttered messy liquor bottle short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

What could he work on in the kitchen during commercial breaks?  Clearing off the counter, sink, and refrigerator?

cluttered messy chaotic kitchen counters poor bad home staging short sale Phoenix Arizona houses real estate photo

And clear off the dining table and remove the multiple wall calendars?

cluttered messy chaotic dining table three wall calendars poor bad home staging short sale Phoenix Arizona houses real estate photo

There’s room for improvement in the bedroom.

cluttered messy chaotic bedroom bottles of lotion poor bad home staging short sale Phoenix Arizona houses real estate blurry photo

Do buyers really want to see a urinal next to the bed?

bedroom blue sponge paint walls plastic bedside portable urinal short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses real estate photo

Cluttered laundry room.

cluttered laundry room short sale Phoenix Arizona homes houses real estate photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Dining Room · People In Photos · Laundry Room

Before & After Home Renovation

June 21st, 2014 · 11 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The house was purchased for $58,000.  It was 1240 square feet with 3 bedrooms & 1.5 baths.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Kitchen.  The house was expanded to 1500 square feet, now with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  It then sold for $120,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Dining Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture dining room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Dining Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture dining room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Bonus Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bonus room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Bonus Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bonus room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Bathroom.  It had already been remodeled.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Bathroom.  A new vanity here and a few cosmetic changes.  Better lighting helps the photo.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Other Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Other Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front curb appeal Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front curb appeal Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

[Read more →]

Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Before & After

Before & After Renovation Success

June 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Here’s another successful fix-n-flip.

Before Bathroom.  Sold as a short sale to an investor for $25,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Bathroom.  Once remodeled, the house sold for $110,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before 2nd Bathroom (1 of 3).

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before 2nd Bathroom (2 of 3).

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before 2nd Bathroom (3 of 3).

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After 2nd Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before 2nd Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After 2nd Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Kitchen Door To Outside.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Arcadia door to patio fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Kitchen Door To Outside.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Arcadia door to patio fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen cabinets fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen cabinets fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen cabinets fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front curb appeal fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front curb appeal fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Bonus Photo:  3rd Bathroom

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bathroom fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Bonus Photo.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture room fix-n-flip Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

[Read more →]

Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After · Fixer-Upper

I Triple Dog Dare Ya

June 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments

The leg lamp from the A Christmas Story movie!!  And in the movie, one kid says, “I triple dog dare ya!”  So these El Mirage, Arizona home sellers decided to include three photos of their dog.

leg lamp from A Christmas Story movie in living room dog pet in real estate photo picture El Mirage Arizona home house for sale

Second photo of the dog and of the leg lamp.  [By the way, I’ve never seen A Christmas Story]

leg lamp from A Christmas Story movie in living room dog pet in real estate photo picture El Mirage Arizona home house for sale

And their third photo of the dog is on the back patio.

dog pet in real estate photo picture back patio El Mirage Arizona home house for sale

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Living Room · Patio · Pets · Other Arizona Cities

It’s All About Me

June 5th, 2014 · 7 Comments

The sign over the door reads, “It’s all about me.”  It’s also about staging your house to sell and appealing to the widest range of buyers.  Shabby chic might not work for most buyers.  Is it an antique store or a home?

shabby chic gone wrong too much stuff cluttered wallpaper kitchen poor home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale photo

Why is there a document shredder next to the dining table?

shabby chic gone wrong too much stuff cluttered wallpaper kitchen poor home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale photo

The bric-a-brac wall is not something today’s buyers hope to see.

shabby chic gone wrong too much stuff cluttered bric-a-brac wall kitchen poor home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale photo

All these shabby chic items looked so cute in the store.  She just had to buy them.  But then she bought too much.  She felt she had to display everything.

shabby chic gone wrong too much stuff cluttered wallpaper living room poor home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale photo

There’s a certain charm to the furniture, but too much of the same thing (peeled paint) starts looking like neglect.

shabby chic gone wrong too much stuff cluttered bedroom peeling peeled paint poor home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale photo

There’s something fishy about this bathroom.

shabby chic gone wrong too much stuff cluttered bathroom peeling peeled paint poor home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale photo

Now the kid’s room is filling up with visual clutter.

boy's child's bedroom too much visual clutter distractions go gold poor home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale photo

The wallpaper’s a bit much.

boy's child's bedroom too much visual clutter distractions basketball wallpaper poor home staging Chandler Arizona house for sale photo

The basketball theme wallpaper looks like Tyvek home construction wrap.

140605j.jpg

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling · Bedspread

The King Wears Red Boots

June 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

The living room is the first room buyers see when visiting a house.

giant playing card King of Diamonds wearing red boots pool table living room staging Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

The way a room is staged sets the stage for buyers’ impressions.

giant playing card King of Diamonds wearing red boots pool table treadmill living room staging Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

Sellers need to decide what is necessary in a room and what items should go.

pool table treadmill exercise equipment weight bench living room staging Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

90% of buyers nowadays see house photos online before going to the homes.  They’ve made their decision at their computer.  Just saying.

pool table treadmill exercise equipment weight bench living room staging Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

[Read more →]

Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Window Coverings · Other Arizona Cities

Smokin’ Deal In Keyser, West Virginia

June 1st, 2014 · 2 Comments

They forgot about the deep fryer.

fire damage kitchen smoke fixer-upper Keyser West Virginia home house for sale real estate photo

Or were they trying to smoke a Virginia ham?

fire damage kitchen smoke fixer-upper Keyser West Virginia home house for sale real estate photo

fire damage kitchen smoke fixer-upper Keyser West Virginia home house for sale real estate photo

They’ll need to fix the spring on the screen door.

fire damage dirty flooring living room screen door spring broken fixer-upper Keyser West Virginia home house for sale real estate photo

The house comes with free cable.

fire damage dirty flooring living room cable wire fixer-upper Keyser West Virginia home house for sale real estate photo

[Read more →]

Tags: Flooring · Living Room · Kitchen · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Fire Damage